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Password too similar / retention?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bear, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. bear

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    Had a client ask how long Cpanel kept used passwords after changes since they stated the CP password manager wouldn't allow them to use one that was too similar to an older one. I hadn't come across this before, and can't seem to find what to search on to locate more info on it.
    Can anyone shed some light on this for me, please?

    What governs this, and how long (and where) are passwords retained for comparison?
     
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    Silence is reassuring me it's something simple. ;)
    I have to assume this was the customer trying to change their pass to something similar to the one they had just been using, and that's the issue.

    Please, correct me if I'm wrong. :D
     
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    Thank you for the link. I'd actually read that already, but it didn't address the issue of this person being told the password was "too similar" to another he'd used. I couldn't find anything in the docs about old password retention, so assumed now that it's related to it being close to the one it was being changed from.
    Confirmation from CP directly would be terrific.
     
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